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    Question Mistreated by authorities

    Do you feel as though you've ever been mistreated by an authority figure, based on your race?
    Fool me once, shame on you.
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    Re: Mistreated by authorities

    I once beat an authority figure in a race, does that count?
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    Re: Mistreated by authorities

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I once beat an authority figure in a race, does that count?
    Being able to outrun the police does not count, if you committed an offense
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    Re: Mistreated by authorities

    I am of the human race and have been , IN MY OPINION, mistreated in the past.
    Police training has improved in most cases.
    Maybe the work has to be done on a personal basis(better upbringing).
    Good social(non-religious) programs help - to the dismay of Libertarians and some conservatives.
    And we do need to move away from racism.

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    Re: Mistreated by authorities

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Do you feel as though you've ever been mistreated by an authority figure, based on your race?
    Why would we be? Nearly all of us are white.

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    Re: Mistreated by authorities

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Why would we be? Nearly all of us are white.
    You know, 'cause there are no black authority figures, and even if there were, black people can't be racist.
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    Re: Mistreated by authorities

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Why would we be? Nearly all of us are white.
    Racism against whites doesn't exist. Is that what you're saying?
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    Re: Mistreated by authorities

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    I am of the human race and have been , IN MY OPINION, mistreated in the past.
    Police training has improved in most cases.
    Maybe the work has to be done on a personal basis(better upbringing).
    Good social(non-religious) programs help - to the dismay of Libertarians and some conservatives.
    And we do need to move away from racism.
    What do you mean by this? There is nothing wrong with social programs as long as the bill isn't being footed by the taxpayers. Many programs now run off of charitable contributions. There's a problem with that?
    Last edited by TheGirlNextDoor; 10-03-10 at 01:15 PM.
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    Re: Mistreated by authorities

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Why would we be? Nearly all of us are white.
    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    You know, 'cause there are no black authority figures, and even if there were, black people can't be racist.
    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Racism against whites doesn't exist. Is that what you're saying?
    Certainly racism against whites exists, but the potential for it to negatively affect white people is very minimal when compared to racism negatively affecting visiable minorities. Sure I probably wont get a job serving food in a Chinese food restaruant owned and operated by Chinese, but the chances of me wanting to work there is minimal as well. It is far more likely that minorities will be affected by racism then white people would be just because of who generally holds most positions of authority in the US and in Canada.


    I wont likely be stopped by police for being white in a largely upper middle class east indian neighbor hood because the cops feel I dont belong in that neighborhood, a black person doing the same in a largely white upper middle class neighborhood will have a far greater chance of being stopped
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    Re: Mistreated by authorities

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    You know, 'cause there are no black authority figures, and even if there were, black people can't be racist.
    The power structure is white.
    Black "authority figures" are ones who protect the status quo. If not, they don't last long.
    White privilege still exists.
    Minorities are still disadvantaged from the outset.

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